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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Found the Answer to my own question - TextMarks! Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
Wylbur wrote:
Follow the instructions here.
http://coord.info/textmark.aspx

Any SPAM come with this?? Question

Your blackberry isn't getting the job done? Seems like a pain to have to jump through all those hoops.


My CrackBerry is doing just fine Very Happy I was just wondering what came along with the TextMark, but saw this after going to the link:

This is a "free" service for you although SMS texting fees may apply based on your cell phone subscription. It is also a service that is supported by TextMarks' own advertisments. We don't have any control over the ads presented to you so don't complain about them.

So I guess I answered my own question.
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Found the Answer to my own question - TextMarks! Reply with quote

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My CrackBerry is doing just fine Very Happy

Glad to hear that. I'm ready to chuck mine out the window. ShockedLaughing
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Wylbur
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: SMS Notification Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
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So no you don't get the coordinates or the distance/direction from your home in the text message.

Oh, this is what I get (with the distance but no coordinates):

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This is an automated message from Geocaching

For GC1QN51: Muggleproof (Traditional Cache)
Location: Minnesota, United States
9.1mi E (14.6km E)
Surfer Joe published Muggleproof (Traditional Cache) at 4/28/2009

Log Date: 4/28/2009
Published

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=f2fb96ad-7cc0-4522-964d-f7d71793a094

Visit Traditional Cache
Muggleproof
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=511a663f-6016-4906-8e3a-70e29043337a

Profile for Surfer Joe:
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=c2eb9d5d-d91e-4c38-8491-58183b934ffa

Notification: 55345
http://www.geocaching.com/notify/edit.aspx?NID=123456


This is the EMAIL notification you get. Try sending that to your cell phone as a TEXT message - not as an email. You get nada.

Also, this notification does not have the cache coordinates, so you have to go back to GC.com somehow to be able to go out and find the cache.
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Wylbur
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Found the Answer to my own question - TextMarks! Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
Wylbur wrote:
Follow the instructions here.
http://coord.info/textmark.aspx

Any SPAM come with this?? Question

Your blackberry isn't getting the job done? Seems like a pain to have to jump through all those hoops.


My CrackBerry is doing just fine Very Happy I was just wondering what came along with the TextMark, but saw this after going to the link:

This is a "free" service for you although SMS texting fees may apply based on your cell phone subscription. It is also a service that is supported by TextMarks' own advertisments. We don't have any control over the ads presented to you so don't complain about them.

So I guess I answered my own question.


Crackberry or not, you still can't find the cache with that notification.

The TextMark solution allows you to get a notification, get the cache info, and find the cache - without web access, just an old text message capable phone.
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: SMS Notification Reply with quote

Wylbur wrote:
This is the EMAIL notification you get. Try sending that to your cell phone as a TEXT message - not as an email. You get nada.

Also, this notification does not have the cache coordinates, so you have to go back to GC.com somehow to be able to go out and find the cache.

Ah, I see what you mean. It gets cut off because there is a limit to the size of a text message.
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This is an automated message from Geocaching

For GC1QN51: Muggleproof (Traditional Cache)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get description, waypoint, directions, distance, coordinates, type and ratings. I can also set thresholds like... N:6 miles, NW:6 miles, NE:9 miles, E:10 miles, SE:30 miles, S:30 miles, etc etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: ?? Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I get description, waypoint, directions, distance, coordinates, type and ratings. I can also set thresholds like... N:6 miles, NW:6 miles, NE:9 miles, E:10 miles, SE:30 miles, S:30 miles, etc etc.


Cryptic and interesting, can you share details? What equipment - process - etc.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I get description, waypoint, directions, distance, coordinates, type and ratings. I can also set thresholds like... N:6 miles, NW:6 miles, NE:9 miles, E:10 miles, SE:30 miles, S:30 miles, etc etc.

I calculate the distances from home/work and timewellspent/minnstar's front door and decide if I want to try for FTF when it is published.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: ?? Reply with quote

Wylbur wrote:
bflentje wrote:
I get description, waypoint, directions, distance, coordinates, type and ratings. I can also set thresholds like... N:6 miles, NW:6 miles, NE:9 miles, E:10 miles, SE:30 miles, S:30 miles, etc etc.


Cryptic and interesting, can you share details? What equipment - process - etc.

Thanks!

I'm a java guy and bflentje uses one of those other programming languages you've probably never heard of. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
I calculate the distances from home/work and timewellspent/minnstar's front door and decide if I want to try for FTF when it is published.


LOL, I need to move Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
I calculate the distances from home/work and timewellspent/minnstar's front door and decide if I want to try for FTF when it is published.


LOL, I need to move Cool

Yeah, you need to move farther away to give other people a chance at FTF once in awhile. Smile I need to find Kred's address too!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
I calculate the distances from home/work and timewellspent/minnstar's front door and decide if I want to try for FTF when it is published.


LOL, I need to move Cool

Yeah, you need to move farther away to give other people a chance at FTF once in awhile. Smile I need to find Kred's address too!


I guess you don't even count when you move to Chaska! I feel so irrelevant! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGilby4 wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
Yeah, you need to move farther away to give other people a chance at FTF once in awhile. Smile I need to find Kred's address too!


I guess you don't even count when you move to Chaska! I feel so irrelevant! Crying or Very sad

You're not as big of an FTF hound as TWS. Smile You just have great luck that you're in the right place at the right time a LOT! Laughing Driving down the freeway and just happen to see your mom walking down the trail and you jump out of your truck and find the cache first. What luck! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: ?? Reply with quote

Wylbur wrote:
bflentje wrote:
I get description, waypoint, directions, distance, coordinates, type and ratings. I can also set thresholds like... N:6 miles, NW:6 miles, NE:9 miles, E:10 miles, SE:30 miles, S:30 miles, etc etc.


Cryptic and interesting, can you share details? What equipment - process - etc.

Thanks!


Trade secret. I'd hate to lose the advantage. My FTF count has increased dramatically.
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